The worm inside the sea
And there is no creature on earth but that upon the Almighty is its provision, and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register. (Quran 11: 6) Brethren, my vocation as an academic, an intellectual and an advocate for what the Quran refers to as the “Ma’ruf”…
Death in the hotel
Attend any prayer in your neighborhood and you would hear the Imam supplicate passionately to the Almighty on behalf of the congregation for more of His favours. One of the ‘prayer points’ is usually that the Almighty..
On the season of migration and defections - Part II
If you do not help the Prophet, it does not matter: the Almighty did help him when the unbelievers drove him out of his town, the second of the two, while the two were in the cave and (the enemy came to the opening of the cave) he said to his companion (Abu Bakr, later…
Re-Jos as a metaphor
And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous; those who spend in the cause of the Almighty during ease and hardship and those who restrain their anger; those who pardon others – surely He loves the doers of good (Quran 3: 133-134)…
Brethren, Ramadan is winding down!
Yes. Ramadan is winding down. It has to wind down. After all it has a beginning. Since it has a beginning, it must have an end. In fact, it is actually meant never to last.
Ablution and validity of Muslim prayers
In nothing less than 700 times, the word Salat (the Muslim Prayer) is mentioned in the Qur’an. Sometimes, the word appears in the Muslim scripture accompanied by another religious obligation, the Zakat (alms giving to the poor).
BB Naija and erosion of our social values
“Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary: because they disobeyed and persisted...
Why a non-Muslim should know the Qur’an
The Qur'an is undeniably a book of great importance even to the non-Muslim, perhaps more today than ever, if that is possible. One aspect of Islam that is unexpected and yet appealing to the post-Christian secular mind is the harmonious interplay of faith and reason. Islam does not demand unreasoned belief. Rather, it invites intelligent…
What is your bank balance today?
The question above is, to say the least, a forbidden one. It is a question that never gets asked even by couples. We are often afraid to tell people how much money...
The day we witnessed ‘scenes’ from judgment day
One thing I have learnt from life is that this world is simply too crooked to escape resurrection; our world is too delusional and chimerical to render nugatory the occurrence of life other-worldly; life of the real in the real.